Celebrity designer Brooke Gomez found dead in Manhattan apartment

November 25, 2023

Brooke Gomez, a high-end interior designer whose clients included celebrities like Michael J. Fox, has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment.

Her body was found at her Madison Avenue residence "in an advanced state of decomposition" by a concerned friend who went to check on her.

An autopsy revealed that the 49-year-old died of chronic alcohol abuse, the Daily Mail reported.

Famed designer dead

The police were summoned to the $1.3 million apartment in Manhattan's Upper East Side late Sunday night after her superintendent found Gomez "in an advanced state of decomposition."

A friend of Gomez initiated the search when she appeared to go missing.

Sources told the Daily Mail that her dog had lived alone for over a week. The police said no foul play is suspected.

Her company, Brooke Gomez Design, shared a statement on the tragic news.

“We are greatly saddened by the sudden passing of our friend, Brooke Gomez, a light that shined brilliantly on everyone who knew her. A gathering of friends to celebrate her life is being planned. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date,” the statement reads.

Mother-daughter duo

Gomez appeared in the show Bethenny Ever After, where she worked on the $5 million Tribeca home of Real Housewives star Bethenny Frankel.

The designer's other clients included actors Michael J. Fox and Sigourney Weaver.

Born in New York City to an architect father and interior designer mother, Gomez developed a passion for art and design early in life. As she recalled on her website, she "grew up in a series of work in progress construction sites."

"Growing up, my brother and I were constantly surrounded by art and art appreciation. And like my mother, I consider the art selection process an integral and essential aspect of design,” she said on her website.

"Interior design is very creative and very cerebral. And that’s the juxtaposition I was looking for," she said.

Gomez started working for her mother, renowned interior designer Mariette Himes Gomez, in 2001 before eventually branching out with Brooke Gomez Designs in 2019.

Her projects included New York apartments and townhouses, residences in Connecticut, Chicago, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and beach houses in the Hamptons, New Jersey, Palm Beach, and Turks and Caicos.

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